Qatar Chamber chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim al-Thani met a delegation of US Congress members headed by US Representative for California’s 50th congressional district, Darrell Edward Issa.
The meeting was attended by the ambassador of the State of Qatar to the US Sheikh Meshal bin Hamad al-Thani, as well as several Qatar Chamber board members and Qatari businessmen.
During the meeting, both parties reviewed means of enhancing commercial and investment relations between the US and Qatar, as well as investment opportunities available in both countries. They also discussed areas of co-operation between Qatari and US businessmen and ways of forging new commercial alliances whether in Qatar or in the US.
Sheikh Khalifa emphasised the chamber’s keenness to strengthen cooperation ties between both countries’ businessmen to develop Qatar-US bilateral trade, which stood at QR19.5bn ($5.4bn) in 2020. Figures reached QR9.1bn ($2.5bn) in the first half of 2021, he said.
“The US is one of Qatar’s most important trade partners,” said Sheikh Khalifa, citing the success of Qatari investments in the US and the willingness of Qatar’s private sector to increase its investments in America.